rodent in the boot of the c200!1

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  1. SPS

    SPS Active Member

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    :eek: :eek:

    to my horror, i discovered a shredded crisps bag and chewing gum wrapper in the the boot of my car.

    my initial thoughts were that it may have been a spider as these often live behind the electric outside mirrors and spin their webs overnight to trap their prey.

    but then i discovered that there were some rodent droppings as well on the boot mat.after cleaning the boot out,i decided to look under the boot floor mat where i discovered to my horror ,some more droppings and a partly eaten/shredded cloth toolkit wrapper.:mad:

    how did it get in?did it creep up from below and are there any channels for this to happen?
    i looked under the rear seat and there no invasion in there ,so i was relieved somewhat.
    the boot floor is at least 2 feet off the ground-so how did it get in.?
    is it still living in the boot ? should i use rat poison?/mouse nipper(trap) overnight in the boot?
     
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    Yes and Quick before it gets to your Electrics.:devil: :devil:
     
  3. GrahamC230K

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    I got a rat in me boot, what am I gonna do?
     
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  4. Simon

    Simon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Why don't you buy it a car of it's own:devil:
    [​IMG]

    But on a more helpful note; I have a mouse in my attic at the moment and have just purchased some blue coloured corn which is impregnated with poison. Don’t know if it works yet but it would be ideal to sprinkle around spare wheel etc.

    And I know it sounds obvious, but have you considered putting a mouse trap in the boot overnight.

    Strange but true: Some pet shops sell mouse traps.

    EDIT - Just noticed that you have considered a trap & I am inclined to agree with Mark, forget the poison.
     
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  5. V12

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  6. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    Dont do it !!!
    If the mouse eats it - and dies behind your dash - the car will stink for months as it decays - trust me, I spent 2 days ripping my house apart trying to find a decaying mous that I poisoned!


    Much better idea - I caught the other 2 with traps, slightly mesy but worth it !

    No mice for 2 years now :)

    Mark
     
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    Mice stink real bad when they die ... :crazy:
     
  8. paulrstaylor

    paulrstaylor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Put a cat in your boot.....

    If you have a Ski hole it is obviously more humane for the cat ;)

    [​IMG]

    Ask Koolvin!
     
  9. lordofthenazgul

    lordofthenazgul Active Member

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    Yeah, mouse should know better than to come out to meet one seriously pissed off moggy in boot of said C200
    Unless its dangermouse that is!
    If I were said mouse i'd scarper-and quick too! :devil: :)

    Better still put a particularly bad tempered barn owl in there, they like the dark dont they?, ...and mice! :devil:
     
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  10. Satch

    Satch Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I heard that mice really like chocolate so a piece of cadbury's in a trap should do it
     
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    mate works for pest control he rekons peparami gets them everytime ;)
     
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